The feeling I’m getting from many people here is that the (albeit) small amount of measures put in place over the last year to curb the spread of a pandemic are beginning to be an annoying infringement on their freedom, and so there is a broad sense of ‘shoganai’ and even willingness to ignore any measures. This bad attitude comes right from the top, and it’s there that the responsibility for the devastation that going ahead with these games will bring, lies.
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Unbelievable. In the ‘greatest country in the world’ school kids are in danger of being murdered while at school.
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Welcome to the 19th century, Japan!
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Haven’t they seen Godzilla?!
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Weren’t Ethiopia and Eritrea bitter enemies in the 80s?
I had a cassette of Songs of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front which was fantastic.
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"We would like to provide fresh and delicious whales for everyone who is waiting," said Nobuyuki Ito, president of a whaling company in Ishinomaki.
meanwhile the government is still pushing the ‘scientific research’ angle. Ouch, shooting yourself in the foot is bad but being shot in the foot by someone else has to be a blow for credibility.
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Yes, ‘pledge’ and ‘urge’ is all they can do. The wheels must turn very slowly so as not to create any waves that might topple their privilege and grip on power.
Reminiscent of other ‘wars’ on things, like drugs or terror. Just empty spin for the uneducated masses to grasp onto.
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This prehistoric waste of space has some other hits like “married couples with no children are selfish” (his boss at the time, Abe, is childless), and don’t forget “I wish old people would hurry up and die”.
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give up dude, you’re at it again, trying to defend the indefensible.
I’m torn on this story. On the one hand, his “oh no, I’m missing out on free gritting money!” makes me feel good.
In the other hand, that’s as low as the GOP has sunk, hitching their wagon to this dead horse!! Hahahahaha!!!
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Is it just me or is the article photo somewhat inappropriate?
who cares?! What do you want, a picture of girls’ underwear??
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Who was that insane moron GOP nut that forced the 10 hour reading of the bill, just to hold it up, prolong the agony of the suffering people who need the money? He should be drawn and quartered, oxygen thief.
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They think they’re too big to fail. Taking a leaf out of the ‘it’s ok, I can say anything I like... first amendment... blah blah’ book. I hope they have to pay the bloggers, court costs and continue to be boycotted out of existence.
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Teflon Don and his Q-Anons. Nice going amerika, thanks for the ongoing clown show. Could this get any more insane?
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Pure partisanism over patriotism. They are the greatest threat to democracy there is.
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Love it! ROFL
haha!! Me too. Makes the Dump and the GOP look like the gaudy, classless, tasteless clown show they are.
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Even revealing him and them as a crime family thru the release of his tax returns (albeit very late in the game) still wouldn’t convince the sad little trumpeteers that their dear leader is a toxic waste of space.
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Kids in their bedrooms make awesome apps that sell like mad and work.
Governments can’t do that. It’s inherently impossible for any government body to roll out a simple scheme without screwing it up and wasting a lot of our money. A provable fact.
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Stupid old dinosaur. His archaic views, and those of his ilk, do not belong in the 21st century.
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Comments condemning Korea’s “non stop hatred of all Japanese” are part of the problem. You think ‘all Japanese’ love Koreans? Both parties are at fault here and when they are all deeply established dinosaurs, then there will never be a resolution.
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News anchors should never use facial expressions when reading the news. That argument for no mask is rubbish. I’m sure the reasoning behind the news anchors wearing a mask is mostly incentive. There are so many more tv-practical methods such as clear screen between talking head and studio crew, but the wearing of a mask is to inspire the public to be consistent with this.
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I guess he won’t be charged with a salt.
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I hope the combini manager went ballistic at the dumb cop. I would.
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GoTo was a classic example of the govt’s priorities. Economy before the welfare of the entire population of the country. Short sighted though, because the Go To Spread Virus Everywhere campaign will ensure the economy suffers due to the obviously subsequent increase in cases. Dumb dumb dumb people
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